Sunday, April 22, 2018

International Women's Day

NZ has an abysmally low number of women in senior business positions – how...

NZ is among the worst performers in the world for women in senior leadership positions at companies but how do the country's top tourism companies fare?

Q&A with Black Label Experience’s Tania Stoyanof

Tania Stoyanof's relatively new business, Black Label Experience, is offering bespoke, unique New Zealand experiences for the global elite.

Q&A with White Island Tours’ Jenny Tait

Jenny Tait and her husband Peter started tours to White Island in 1990 with a single boat ferrying six passengers at a time from Whakatane. Today, their business operates four vessels taking up to 350 people a day to the volcanic island.

Q&A with Dive Tatapouri’s Chris Savage

Chris Savage started in tourism in the late 1980s at Rainbow & Fairy Springs, went travelling and then returned to a desk job in insurance. But the lure of adventure proved too strong and, along with her husband Dean, started a unique boat tour that offers swimming with stingrays.

Q&A with Naturally NZ Holidays’ Trish Abrahamson

After starting her business in 1997, Trish Abrahamson has turned Naturally NZ Holidays into one of the best respected ITOs in the country.

Q&A with Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura’s Lynette Buurman

An experienced traveller and buisnesswoman, Buurman is using all of her skills and knowledge to guide her business through the recovery following the Kaikoura earthquake.

Q&A with TIME Unlimited Tours’ Ceillhe Sperath

Ceillhe Sperath's award winning TIME Unlimited Tours offers excursions around Auckland – and further afield - as well as Māori cultural tours.

Q&A with Cardrona Alpine Resort’s Bridget Legnavsky

Bridget Legnavsky, Cardrona Alpine Resort Bridget Legnavsky is the general manager of Cardrona Alpine Resort, which in recent year’s has been blazing a trail in terms of NZ skifield’s developing their summer offer. Winter is...

Q&A with NZ Fine Touring’s Kerry Kettle

Wanaka-based Kerry Kettle is the co-founder and owner of New Zealand Fine Touring Group which specialises in customized self-drive and coach tours.

Q&A with JUCY’s Kat Van Dijk

Kat Van Dijk entered tourism relatively recently when she joined JUCY just over four years ago. She is GM Southern Lakes at what was originally a car rental company but has expanded into campervans, cruise and hotels.

Q&A with AJ Hackett Bungy’s Tash Lawrence

Tash Lawrence has worked for AJ Hackett New Zealand since she was majoring in tourism at AUT 11 years ago. She was the pioneering tourism company’s first female jump-master in Auckland and has been Auckland sales manager for coming up four years.

Attitudes have changed but the pay gap remains

Attitudes towards females have “come along way” since hotel management trail-blazer Penny Clark became the first female GM in New Zealand.

The reason for the gender pay gap

The Minister for Women, also the Minister of Tourism, Paula Bennett's full address yesterday to the Human Resources Institute calling for action to close the gender pay gap.

United Nations: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities — typically more than double the time spent by men and boys, says UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

International Women’s Day: Women on tourism’s frontline

To mark International Women's Day, the Ticker talks to ten women operators who are making their mark on New Zealand's tourism industry. Whether it's bungying off bridges, swimming with stingrays, or managing multi-million dollar...
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